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Journey to Justice Economic (In)Justice series

Journey to Justice Economic (In)Justice series

By Journey to Justice
A Journey to Justice podcast series exploring action for economic justice and understanding wealth inequality in the UK. The podcasts are part of our Economic Injustice project, a unique resource housing stories of action, non-violent tactics and expert analysis of the roots of economic inequality.

If you’re interested in education for economic justice or community action, visit www.economicinjustice.org.uk. On the site you will find a link to our interactive civil rights exhibition, available at www.jtojhumanrights.org.uk.

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Episode 7: Building connections through song and poetry
In this episode our speakers, Jane Wheeler and Rowan McCabe talk about building connections through song and poetry. Jane is the founder and director of Living Song CIC, a Community Interest Company rooted in the community and centred around singing. She talks about providing opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to develop a sense of self and connections with each other. And how this builds community and support through the belief that singing is levelling, and can help people rise above differences. Rowan is a door-to-door poet. He knocks on people’s doors all over the country, asking members of different communities what they care about, and offering to write a poem for them on the subjects they choose. Rowan tells us how he has met a range of people – teachers, Romany Travellers and Syrian families and writes for them, all the while making poetry moving and exciting. Find out more about our speakers: Jane Wheeler: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/living-song-cic/ Rowan McCabe: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/door-to-door-poet/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
34:24
May 13, 2022
Episode 6: Housing benefits, complex care needs and health equity
In this episode our speakers, Paul Rutherford and Professor Sir Michael Marmot talk about housing benefits, complex care needs and health equity. Paul and Susan Rutherford fought to overturn a UK government policy that would have seen housing benefit reduced for those with a spare room, quickly dubbed the ‘Bedroom Tax’. The family, who needed the room for an overnight carer to help look after their disabled grandson, took their case to the High Court and won. The law in the UK is now changed – anyone caring for a disabled young person is exempt from the ‘Bedroom tax’. Michael is Professor of Epidemiology at University College London and Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. Here he explains that social inequality is about more than economic inequality alone, it is also part of being able to live a dignified healthy life. Equity of health and well-being, as well as income, can ensure people are able to participate in society Find out more about our speakers: Paul Rutherford: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/housing-benefits-and-complex-care-needs/ Professor Sir Michael Marmot: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/equity-of-health-and-well-being/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
01:00:08
May 01, 2022
Episode 5: Intergenerational legacy of trade union action and campaigning tactics
In this episode our speakers, Sonya Hundal and Siana Bangura talk about the intergenerational legacy of trade union action and tactics used by Campaign Against the Arms Trade. Sonya's father was a member of the Indian Workers Association, known for its campaigns to protect the rights of early immigrant workers in the 1950s and 1960s. Through her father and mother’s stories, Sonja talks about how hard it was for migrants, many of whom overcame tremendous hardships and how strong the trade union movement made them. Siana Bangura talks about the wide range of tactics used by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and working collaboratively with similar organisations to campaign against the international arms trade on intersecting issues for a world where conflict is resolved without the use of force. Find out more about our speakers: Sonya Hundal: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/intergenerational-legacy/ Siana Bangura: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/campaign-against-the-arms-trade/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
32:59
April 17, 2022
Episode 4: The power of creative tactics and how to campaign 'smart'
In this episode our speakers, Keith Hodgson and Helen Barnard talk about the power of creative tactics and how to campaign 'smart'. Keith worked for the trade union NUPE (National Union of Public Employees) in the 1980s. He tells the story of a care home’s staff in the North East of England who were sacked after they blew the whistle on poor treatment of residents and went on strike. Keith helped create a campaign using music and performance to raise its profile. The campaign was so successful it led to the sacked staff getting compensation and new jobs in their local area. Helen is Deputy Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Here she shares ‘smart’ tips for activists campaigning for a better future. Her advice is to: seek common ground, not the high ground; use language the public can engage with and let those with lived experience lead. Find out more about our speakers: Keith Hodgson: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/craigielea-care-home-dispute/ Helen Barnard: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/think-big-campaign-smart/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
18:34
April 03, 2022
Episode 3: Lasting bonds of solidarity and advice for anyone arrested by the police
In this episode our speakers, Professor Nadia Valman and Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper talk about workers’ lasting bonds of solidarity and advice for anyone arrested by the police. Nadia is Professor of Urban Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Here she tells the story of solidarity between Jewish tailors and Irish dockers exploring how lasting bonds can be formed when people from different minority backgrounds come together to face injustice and defend their rights, supporting each other in times of need. Adam is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Greenwich. Here he offers tactics to prepare people when they are approached, stopped and searched, or arrested by the police. He advises people stopped on the streets, in a vehicle, at a protest or any situation that the main priority is to de-escalate the situation and ask for representation from Police Action Lawyers if necessary. Find out more about our speakers: Professor Nadia Valman: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/community-solidarity/ Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/stopped-or-arrested-by-the-police/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
22:53
March 20, 2022
Episode 2: Challenging in-work poverty and rural isolation
In this episode our speakers, John Cotton and Rosemary Corcoran and Brian Mahony talk about challenging in-work poverty in Birmingham and rural isolation in Monmouthshire. John is a Labour councillor in Birmingham and Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities. He discusses the issue of in-work poverty and his campaign to make the local council redress this and be a model for action. John introduced the Real Living Wage (RLW) for all council staff and 17,000 employees are now paid a RLW. Birmingham City Council has set up a Poverty Truth Commission to listen to those with lived experience of poverty. Rosemary and Brian are from Friends of the 65 Bus based in Wales. The group was founded to keep the 65 Bus route going. They lobbied councillors and MPs, started a petition and encouraged support by talking to the community about rural isolation and climate change. Today, the bus remains vital for those who are isolated, vulnerable or without a car, but is now increasingly popular with other residents and visitors. Find out more about our speakers: John Cotton: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/birmingham-a-tale-of-two-cities/ Friends of the 65 Bus: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/friends-of-the-65-bus/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
27:06
March 06, 2022
Episode 1: Disability and Economic Justice
In this episode our speakers, Sandra Hulme, Mark Palmer, Peter Wyman and Jane Hatton, talk about the theme of disability and economic justice. Sandra, Mark and Peter, staff at Greenbank College, tell the story of the founding of the college by Gerry Kinsella MBE, elite athlete, medal-winner for Great Britain wheelchair basketball team in World and European championships. The College offers education, training, employment, sport and recreational activities for disabled and other disadvantaged local people in Liverpool. Jane talks about how she set up Evenbreak after coming across discriminatory attitudes that affected disabled applicants getting jobs and becoming disabled herself. Evenbreak is a UK job board connecting employers and disabled candidates. The organisation is now a living wage employer and social business which has over 600 employers and 50,000 disabled candidates registered on the site. Find out more about our speakers: Greenbank College: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/disability-and-sports/ Evenbreak: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/evenbreak/ Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
28:52
February 20, 2022
Episode 0: Economic (In)Justice podcast series preview
In this episode our speakers Dr. Abi Rhodes and Carrie Supple introduce Journey to Justice’s Economic (In)Justice podcast series. The series explores action for economic justice and understanding wealth inequality in the UK. Journey to Justice is a national human rights education charity. We believe that learning about human rights movements, the arts, and stories of so-called ordinary people taking action for change can inspire us to become active citizens too. The podcasts in this series are part of our Economic Injustice project, a unique resource housing stories of action, non-violent tactics and expert analysis of the roots of economic inequality. Abi is the volunteer Project Coordinator for the Economic (In)Justice project and Carrie is the former Director of Journey to Justice and now volunteer. Keep in touch with us: Email: economic@journeytojustice.org.uk Twitter: @JtoJustice Donate: Please support us. Every penny donated to Journey to Justice goes towards helping achieve our mission https://localgiving.org/charity/journey-to-justice-london/ The project is a collaboration between Journey to Justice (creator), Rainbow Collective (film and audio producers) and Vanishing Point Creative (web designers and developers). With thanks to all our participants, volunteers, economic injustice advisory group, partners, and funders (Matrix Causes, Garden Court Chambers, MSN Fund, Lipman Miliband Trust, Diana Whitworth CAF Trust, Heitman, Andreas Welter, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), donations, artist postcards, and walks).
02:12
February 17, 2022